KEYW Corporation

  • SQL Server Database Administrator

    Job Locations 3 weeks ago(2/27/2019 7:58 AM)
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  • Overview

    KeyW is looking for a SQL Server Database Administrator to support our government client in Vienna, VA with a Top Secret clearance.


    The candidate will be primarily responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our client applications.  Additionally, they will have the opportunity to learn the Marklogic NoSQL database to assist the team in providing overall database support. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical database skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.



    • Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
    • Configure and maintain SQL Server database servers, clusters and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
    • Configure and maintain high-availability SQL Server clusters at multiple sites, apply best practices to support disaster recovery and/or COOP scenarios.
    • Learn and understand the Marklogic NoSQL database fundamentals 
    • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end
    • Work as part of a team to perform a wide range of database administrative functions
    • Evaluate and provide recommendations on new database technologies and architectures
    • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
    • Assist developers with tuning and schema refinement
    • Provide support for critical development and production systems issues
    • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities as needed
    • Write and maintain logical and physical database descriptions and documentation 
    • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members



    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 2-3+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
    • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
    • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
    • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
    • Experience working with Windows servers
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
    • Ability to organize and plan work independently
    • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
    • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the Agile Scrum methodology
    • NoSQL database experience a plus
    • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus

    Education and Years of Experience:

    • Master’s degree with two years of relevant experience in database administration OR
    • Bachelor’s degree with four years of relevant experience in database administration OR
    • Associate’s degree with six years of relevant experience in database administration OR
    • Eight years of relevant experience in database management and applicable Appendix B certification.

    Clearance Requirement: 

    • This position requires a Top Secret clearance.


    Interested in this position?

    Please click Submit your resume, on the right.



    This position requires a Top Secret clearance.

    KeyW EEO Statement

    KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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